Contributed by Vettec - The equine hoof is a very intricate structure. Learn the basics of the internal and external equine hoof anatomy with Tab Pigg, a CFJ who has had decades of experience working on horse's feet.
As each riding season winds down I find myself reflecting on the ups and downs of the past season and make a short list of issues and concerns that need to be addressed. Each season the problem of horseshoes falling off prematurely ranks high on that list. Trail riders regularly describe their frustration with shoes that fall off after several days or even several hours of use. We can put a man on the moon but it seems that we can’t keep shoes on our trail horse’s feet!